Cheeca Lodge reopens following $25M post-Irma refit

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The Cheeca Lodge reopened on March 31.
The Cheeca Lodge reopened on March 31.

Six months after Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida Keys, taking its toll on a number of properties in the area, the luxury Cheeca Lodge & Spa has reopened on Islamorada following a $25 million renovation.

The 214-room property, one of only a handful of high-end properties in the Keys, restored and improved many of its spaces during the six-month closure, including its guestrooms, waterfront suites, pools, landscaping and event spaces.

The lobby was redesigned with a new bar and original artwork. A new executive chef has taken over the signature restaurants, Atlantic's Edge and Nikai, and a family-friendly Italian restaurant, Mia Cucina, has been added.

The resort's wellness area, known as Spa Island, also received an upgrade, now with a new treatment menu and seven treatment rooms, including two facial rooms and a wet room with Vichy shower, one of the only spas in Florida to include one of these exclusive treatments.

More upgrades are coming later in 2018. Among them: an oceanfront pool, offering additional poolside loungers and cabanas as well as a second tiki bar, set to open in May.

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